Now expanded and completely updated, this best-selling two-way dictionary is designed for students of the Tagalog language and native Tagalog speakers in need of a bilingual dictionary. It includes a grammatical introduction to the language, a vocabulary appendix with numbers and menu terms. And over 20,000 total dictionary entries, with idiomatic expressions, slang, loan words and derivations. Tagalog, also known as Pilipino, is the national language of the Philippines and has over 17 million speakers world-wide.
Dr. Carl Rubino initiated the Philippine programme at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he taught both Tagalog and Ilocano. With a background in typology, he has lectured on Philippine linguistics on four continents. He currently lives in Washington D.C. where he is a computational linguist specialising in natural language processing and machine translation.